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MONTANA SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
630 AM MDT SAT AUG 30 2014


... DAILY SOIL TEMPERATURE/MOISTURE SUMMARY...

SOIL TEMPERATURE AND MOISTURE OBSERVATIONS FROM ACROSS MONTANA
SOIL TEMPERATURE IS IN DEGREES FAHRENHEIT.

SOIL TEMPERATURE /F/ AT LISTED DEPTH
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR           54        52          51               49
ASHLAND NR                       M
BOZEMAN EXP ST  62    64        65          63
BOZEMAN 12SE                    50          49               47
BROCKWAY NR                      M    M
CAMERON 15SW          55        50          47               47
COOKE CITY NR         47        46          43                M
CONRAD SCAN     62    64        68          62               61
FISHTAIL                    M    M    M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN                48
GREAT FALLS     63    66        65          66
HAVRE SCAN      64    65        66          63               61
HAYS 25SW                        M
HELENA                49        49
JORDAN SCAN     62    64        66          65                M
LAKEVIEW NEAR         54        53          46               49
LAKEVIEW 15NW         56        60          53               50
LINCOLN 11SE          50        50          50
LINDSAY SCAN    61    63        65          64               61
LOOKOUT PASS           M        50          48                M
MANY GLACIER                    53
MAXVILLE NR           53        53          49               47
MIZPAH 12NE            M         M
MOCCASIN SCAN   62    64        65          62               60
MOSBY 19NNE                      M
MOUNT LOCKHART        47        46          45               42
NEIHART 12SE          51        52          50               48
RONAN 5SE        M
SIDNEY 6NW      63              65
SIDNEY 8SW      68              67
SIDNEY SCAN     63    63        64          63                M
THREE FKS SCAN  64    66        66          64               62
TIBER DAM SCAN  61    64        65          64               62
WEST YELLOWSTONE      61        63          58               56
WEST YELLOWST S       52        52          49               46
WHITE SULPH 13SE      49        49          46               45
WINNETT NR                       M    M
ZORTMAN                          M    M

GROUND TEMPERATURE /F/ AT THE SURFACE AND 18 INCHES DEEP AT MT DOT
SITES

ABERDEEN HILL   58                      73
ALZADA DOT      58                      77
ARROW CREEK     63                      79
AVON NORTH       M                       M
BEARSMOUTH DOT  65                      78
BEAVER HILL      M                       M
BIDDLE DOT      63                      76
BIG HOLE PASS   56                      55
BOULDER PASS    57                      73
BOWMANS CORNER  66                      77
BOZEMAN PASS    62                      76
BULL MOUNTAIN   64                      77
COMERSTOWN      71                      77
COW CREEK       58                      76
CRYSTAL CREEK   62                      77
DEARBORN        89                      73
DENTON DOT      61                      75
DICKEY LAKE      M                       M
EAST LIVINSTON  66                      77
EKALAKA DOT     57                      75
ESSEX DOT        M                       M
FLATHEAD BRDG    M                       M
GARRISON DOT    63                      79
GEORGETOWN LAK  56                      69
GEYSER DOT      61                      73
GOVERNMENT HIL  61                      77
GREENOUGH HILL  65                      79
HAYS DOT        58                      71
HELMVILLE DOT   63                      77
HILLSIDE DOT    58                      76
HYSHAM HILLS    66                      78
INGOMAR DOT     64                      78
INVERNESS       65                       M
JUDITH GAP      63                      73
KARST DOT        M                       M
LAME DEER       61                      76
LEWISTOWN DVD   60                      72
LINDSAY DIVIDE  55                      75
LOLO PASS        M                       M
LOMA DOT        69                      76
LUFBOROUGH       M                       M
MACDONALD PASS   M                       M
MCDONALDS DOT   56                      72
MONARCH CANYON  53                      66
MONIDA PASS     60                      71
NAVAHO DOT      57                      73
NINEMILE DOT    65                      69
NORRIS HILL     60                      64
PENDROY DOT     63                      72
RAYNOLDS PASS   55                      66
REEDPOINT DOT   65                      78
ROGERS PASS     59                      70
ROSCOE HILL     64                      74
SACO DOT        63                      59
SIEBEN DOT      66                      77
SIOUX PASS      56                      73
SWAN LAKE       62                      78
SWEENEY CREEK   63                      81
SWEET GRASS     56                      35
TROUT CREEK     65                      80
TWO MEDICINE    58                      69
US2 STATELINE   57                      75
YAAK HILL        M                       M
YELLOWSTONE B   62                      25

FROST...DEPTH OF SURFACE THAWED / DEPTH OF FROST PENETRATION...INCHES
WHEN FROST PENETRATION VALUES ARE LARGE, THESE VALUES MAY BE
OVERESTIMATED
BY A FOOT OR MORE.

BILLINGS               M     M
GLASGOW                M     M
GREAT FALLS            M     M

SOIL MOISTURE /VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE IN PERCENT/ AT LISTED DEPTH
SOIL MOISTURE IS IN UNITS OF PERCENT VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE.
VALUES AT OR NEAR ZERO MAY BE ERRONEOUS.
               2IN   4IN  6IN  8IN  12IN  20IN  25IN  30IN  40IN
ALBERTON NR            0        7           2                 7
BOZEMAN 12SE                   18          41                53
CAMERON 15SW          21       40          40                41
CONRAD SCAN     26    34       33          39                39
COOKE CITY NR         26        0           7                 M
FLATTOP MOUNTAIN               31
HAVRE SCAN      22    28       36          34                13
JORDAN SCAN     31    36       40          43                18
LAKEVIEW NEAR         30       17          32                31
LAKEVIEW 18NW          M       15           M                 M
LINCOLN 11SE          15       17          18                 8
LINDSAY SCAN    18    16       17          11                13
LOOKOUT PASS           M        5          48
MANY GLACIER                    3
MAXVILLE NR            0        0           0                14
MOCCASIN SCAN   23    30       34          27                18
MOUNT LOCKHART        14       26          45
NEIHART 12SE          35       37          32                35
SIDNEY SCAN     25    28       32          19                 M
THREE FKS SCAN  21    30       41          41                 8
TIBER DAM SCAN  24    34       34          10                 7
WEST YELLOWSTO         7        1           0                 0
WEST YELLOW S         22       23          24                30
WHITE SULPH 13SE       6       11          16                27

FIELD CAPACITY OF SILT LOAM AND CLAY LOAM SOILS IS APPROXIMATELY
35 PERCENT OF VOLUMETRIC SOIL MOISTURE. THE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
OF THESE SOILS IS AVAILABLE TO PLANTS AT VALUES BETWEEN 13 AND 45
PERCENT. TO APPROXIMATE PLANT AVAILABLE WATER AS LISTED IN THE NEXT
SECTION...DIVIDE THE LISTED VALUE BY 40 AND MULTIPLY BY 100. FOR
EXAMPLE...30/40 TIMES 100 EQUALS 75 PERCENT. VALUES GREATER THAN
50 INDICATE VERY MOIST SOIL CONDITIONS.

SOIL MOISTURE /CENTIBARS/ AT LISTED DEPTH
VALUES ARE IN CENTIBARS. 200 CB IS DRY...0 IS WET.
               2IN   4IN   6IN   8IN   12IN   20IN   25IN  30IN
ASHLAND NR                         M
BROCKWAY NR                        M      M
FISHTAIL                     M            M      M
GREAT FALLS                 18           18     14          21
MIZPAH 12NE            M                         M
MOSBY 19NNE                        M
RONAN 5SE        M           M            M
WINNETT NR                         M      M
ZORTMAN                            M      M
FOLLOWING IS A TABLE ON CONVERTING CENTIBARS TO AVAILABLE WATER
IN LOAM AND CLAY/LOAM SOILS
 10CB OR LESS...MORE THAN 95 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 20CB...........80 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 30CB...........75 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 40CB...........65 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 50CB...........55 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 60CB...........50 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 70CB...........45 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 80CB...........40 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 81-85CB........38 PERCENT PLANT AVAILABLE WATER
 85CB OR MORE...NO AVAILABLE WATER
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